- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) - Police in the central Iowa city of Marshalltown say officers have shot and killed an armed man.

Marshalltown police say the shooting happened just before 4 a.m. Wednesday, when two officers encountered a man armed with a handgun on a Marshalltown street. Police say the man was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital, where he later died. The officers were not injured.

Police Chief Michael Tupper declined early Wednesday to give other details of what led to the shooting or the names of the man and officers involved, saying the investigation is still in the early stages.

Marshalltown police have asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to help in the case and conduct an independent investigation into the shooting.

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